Solicitation for Renewable Energy Project on O`ahu and Maui



The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (“DHHL”) intends to dispose of lands on Oahu and Maui under general leases for use as renewable energy projects by way of direct negotiations pursuant to Sections 171-95 or 171-95.3, HRS, as amended. 

The Kalaeloa, Oahu project sites appear to be best suited for solar facilities but DHHL is willing to consider other types of renewable energy projects that may be appropriate for a site and its surroundings.  Various types of renewable energy projects will be considered for the Kahikinui, Maui project site.

Land to be disposed for renewable energy projects are the following Hawaiian Home Lands:


Oahu 9-1-013:038 97.54 Kalaeloa  
Oahu 9-1-013:040 49.18 Kalaeloa  
Oahu 9-1-013:117 57.51 Kalaeloa  
Oahu 9-1-013:118 43.62 Kalaeloa  
Maui 1-9-001:003 (portion) 15,620 Kahikinui Up to 1000 acres for due diligence purposes; up to 500 acres under general lease

Individuals, companies and/or corporations interested in leasing the property herein described shall have twenty-one (21) days from the date this notice is published, that date being March 9, 2018, in which to submit a completed application to DHHL to be qualified for participation in the selection process.  The completed application must contain the information set forth below, in addition to the information and materials set forth in Sections II and III of the Information Packet for each proposed renewable energy project:           

  • Description of the conceptual design of the project
  • Timeline for the completion of the project
  • Description of the financial plan for project financing
  • Description of the business concept of the project
  • Description of the landscape and acreage requirements, including public and private lands
  • Why the project being proposed would be more advantageous for the site unless a solar facility is being solely proposed; and
  • Any other qualifications that DHHL later deems necessary and required for the performance of the project.

Chapter 343, Environmental Assessment:  The selected Lessee shall be required to complete compliance with Chapter 343, HRS, as amended, prior to the start of any general lease for the site.  Such compliance shall assess the impacts that the proposed development will have on the surrounding community and environment.

An Information Packet containing what to include in an application, as well as property information, objectives and criteria, and other requirements is available on DHHL’s Procurement webpage at or for pick-up by prospective developers during regular office hours at DHHL’s headquarters located at 91-5420 Kapolei Parkway, in Kapolei, on the Island of Oahu.

All applications must be received by 4:00 pm HST on Friday, March 30, 2018, hand-delivered and addressed to the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, Land Management Division, Attention: 2018 Renewable Energy Projects, at 91-5420 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei, Hawaii  96707.  Applications received by this deadline shall be reviewed to determine which applications have met DHHL’s objectives and criteria to be qualified for participation in the selection process.

For additional information not in the Information Packet, contact Allen G. Yanos, Property Development Agent, in the Land Management Division, at (808) 620-9460 or via email at [email protected].

DHHL reserves the right to cancel or modify this proposed disposition at its sole discretion.


            Dated:  Honolulu, Hawaii, March 9, 2018

                                                                        State of Hawaii

                                                                        DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS

                                                                        By _______________________________________

                                                                              Jobie M. K. Masagatani, Chairman

                                                                              Hawaiian Homes Commission